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from time to time, who is poor, and who wanted to print out a single page résume, and had, instead of paying 10 cents, had to pay a dollar to get that cop) card. there is no change provided and there's no provision for just making one copy or less than a dollar's worth. the refreshment to the card has to be a dollar, in dollar increments with no change provided. so a 10 cent copy becomes a dollar. when you're poor, that's a huge deal. and in the past, you used to be able to add coins and also when there were typewriters, do it with your own paper. thank you. >> my name is anna -- aka --4 >ñ jones. i was unable to come -- before city hall because i was kidnapped by the police, and tortured, and threatened with my
death. i was kidnapped three times. i was -- according to father kyle who came to pick me up from st. mary's hospital, they were going to kill me. they wanted to find any way to take me over to the jail to do it. ascension is your choice. it is our responsibility to consciously choose to evolve. to do this is to live in integrity. living in integrity is behaving part of all that is. ascension is to rise above limited ways of thinking and creating rea÷y&h0o) i made a whole list of things that i think would be helpful if we had had a discussion about the muni. the muni is where this situation started, the hate crimes -- again and again. this is what i wanted to talk to president chiu about. this is the extension -- ascension extension that i propose be built. i could have it built as i know
welders and people who could do the casting. there are two signs that say there is no soliciting. one is on this little gas ebbo, and the other is on -- if you were to extend it, the bathroom that goes here. currently, there are dpw advertising -- these are temporary gates. they look horrible and have horrible-looking cones in front of8iáçg them. probably more important although this is where i need or was healing but the police put rubber gloves on and threatened to take me away. the city breaks about five laws. it used to be they just perform in the evenings and take away the people from their angst in the rain. now they take away the children's right to ascension, the people's right to talk, and the people's right to heal and use our park as we choose. they're are loud speakers going
on -- >> president chiu: thank you veryzj'( ksñ much. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment in seeing closed. madam clerk, could we go to the adoption calendar. >> clerk calvillo: item had 3 43 is being considered for immediate -- without committee reference. the board of supervisors hold a public hearing on december 11 at 3 pm with the board sitting as a committee of the whole to consjpxe temporary construction licenses for various real properties by eminent domain for the public purpose of constructing the central subway third street light rail extension project. >> president chiu: the house has changed roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: on item 43, supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen,ñkj4n absent. supervisor elsbernd, aye.pi"o supervisor farrell, aye.
supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. there are nine ayes. >> president chiu: resolution passes. and why don't we go to our imperative agenda, madam clerk. >> clerk calvillo: on behalf of supervisor chu for resolution recognizing the grand reopening of the sunset recreation center and commending the project team of san francisco rec and park and the department of public works forf ]w hard work and commitment to san francisco and its residents. >> president chiu: take that one first. colleagues, we have a resolution from supervisor chu. i believe it's -- it has the requisite commendatory finding as well as brown act finding. it's been seconded by supervisor elsbernd. let me ask if there are members of public that wish to speak on this imperative item. seeing none -- you're welcome to speak on the imperative item which is a resolution around --
madam clerk it's the sunset rec center? >> clerk calvillo: yes recognizing the grand reopening of thesq9k4$ópimñ sunset recre. >> president chiu: so you can speak on this item. life or death, imperative, what is imperative. imperative, i think, is the right for people to live equally, for this to be the land of the free and the home of the brave, in order to do that, we need to be safe. disabled people who have seizures are not::zjr)z the parks or anywhere because we don't have appropriate actions for them as a seizure victim i would like to see that be an imperative --da'( r a detail brt before you because i have the solution. we could take people, who are seizuring, and bring pup tents to them, bring people who are properly trained in the chinese
hold our hands, something that's worked for generations. it does not work to thug us as it does not work to thug us as would be because we never change from seizuring, we cannot be mistreated the way we are mistreed. i think it's imperative agenda that we think in terms of the health and welfare and safety of us. if we need our doctors to have notes on the er so that they understand how our care should be taken care of, that's an imperative agenda for all of the people of san francisco so that we're safe. this was something promised by barack obama in his first letter that we not be chartered consistently. the people who continually torture me. the people who hurt me continue to do so. i would like to see that resolved and i would like to talk to all the people because i have solutions and i can't do it alone. i need your help. i need the people's help. and the people need to be able
to write after daifts on their computers. you're not a bunch of monkeys. you can take input from people and find out what's really going on on the underbelly of the dragon because since the first >> president chiu: thank you very much. public on public comment with regards to this item? seeing none, closing public comment. and, colleagues, can we do it -- take this imperative agenda same house same call? that will be the case. second imperative agenda is by supervisor av loss. >> the clerk: resolution declaring november 25, 2012 international day for elimination of violence against women and girlsjp in the doest of san francisco. >> president chiu: do you have any comments? >> supervisor avalos: you just want to thank supervisor cohen for her cosponsorship. this was brought to me by -- who was having a cultural event,jp!s coming saturday, november 24,
7 pm at the dance mission center. it will be a really great event and there will be healers there to help heal the world of violence. blessed are the peaceful. >> president chiu: is there a second to supervisor avalos' motion. seconded by supervisor campos. colleagues, this resolution has the purely commendatory finding as well as brown act finding. there is a second. is there any public comment on this item? >> i would like to address the fact that there is violence of me starting a war between the police, as i did december 9, has helped that situation, except up against the old cops that are thugging. they did give me a police report after i was beaten but then they took me because the police refused to call the night ministry over to be tortured at
st. mary's hospital where i could have been tortured to death. violence against women is not acceptable. acceptable. if there are no cameras1 facilities, including the unholy marriage between the ama, theiq ers where according to the five columbia/jax4 university neurologists who diagnosed me as acute complex seizure victim where you can'tñjpfi get help e these guys laugh as they throw you into toilets. i had a square foot full of bruises and probably a broken cocksic. these are events -- i was who tortured me. russians and people who were not americans originally held me down while the snakeman twisted my neck with about 10 people, the head of the er brought them in because i'm misdiagnosed.
i have saying happy children to the people in -- and yet in the back in the ers with no cameras and no witnessing these repeated problems happen. violence against women, against girls, yes, we need protection. we need for them to know how to stand up and fight the system that doesn't protect us. we need to have the police be accountable for their actions to wear those cameras on them because people usually watch the tortured people. the person who was driving -- whether they kidnapped me when i didn't qualify for the -- >> president chiu: thank you very much. any other members of the public wish to speak in general public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, again if we can take this same house, same call, that shall be the case. madam clerk, i think we have one more. >> clerk calvillo: one last resolution on behalf of supervisor mar declaring february 24, 2012 the saturday after thanksgiving holiday as
small business to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses in san francisco. >> president chiu: supervisor mar has offered his resolution that has the requisite purely commendatory finding as well as brown act finding. seconded by supervisor campos. is there any public comment on this item? okay. seeing no public comment, public comment is closed. and if we can take this item same house same call. that shall be the case. madam clerk please read the in memoriams. >> the clerk: today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals on behalf of supervisor avalos for the late alex -- on behalf of supervisor mar for the late ms. fay hennic bingham, on behalf of president chiu and supervisor mar for the late mr. allen farley. on behalf of supervisor elsbernd for the"j2x late mr. he hadward patrick mcgovern. on behalf of supervisor campos, supervisor mar, supervisor kim and avalos, for the late
mr. howard l. wallace. >> president chiu: thank you, madam clerk. is there any more business in front of the body? >> clerk calvillo: that concludes our business for today, mr. president. >> president chiu: i want to wish you and your families, members of the public and everyone watching on sf gov tv, thank you for your service and wishing everyone for a very, very happy thanksgiving. this meeting is adjourned. ♪
>> our concern is they are going to be here for a couple of days and everybody is going to have a great time. and we have three days of them and 362 days of everybody else using the park. ♪ ♪ >> this is the fifth year of our partnership with another planet entertainment, where another planet puts on probably the greatest music festival in america for three days here in
golden gate park. >> we work with them a lot to prevent and not have any problems. and what we have done with them is have roads built and have pieces under whatever equipment is parked. they do all of that. and then when it gets removed, they have very little damage. >> for me as a gardener and having to stay here and work after they leave, i am more than happy when i see their greening team come through and green everything up. >> we have given them pieces that they can use, and pieces that they can't use. so we are allowing them, again, because we have irrigation in the ground so they can use, and if they put up a tent they can stake a tent in some places, they can't stake a tent in other places. so we are protecting the golden gate park asset. >> so what is really special about the partnership is not just the incredible music, that about 70,000 of our closest friends are listening to right now, but for the respect that everybody has for this park and the work that we do with the outside land music promoters to
make sure that in a few short weeks, what you see out here will again be a beautiful, green, field filled with children playing soccer. >> everything pops back up, we are getting better and better as the years go by. bringing it back real quick, that is what we do. we bring the grass back and make sure that the plants are not destroyed. >> we work year round to plan for this event to make sure that all of the waste is picked up. 77 percent of all of the waste is diverted or recycling or composted. >> the gardeners work with another product operation staff to make sure that first and foremost we are protecting the incredible trees, meadows and the incredible open space that is golden gate park. >> making the crowd make a choice of which band have want to see. so we don't have everybody
going to one stage like a stampede. that didn't work for the event producers and it didn't work for us. we worked together and found solutions and it is working. >> you see a lot of people out here having a good time. you have no idea, how much work and planning has gone into this to make this sustain able and eco friendly park the greatest park in the united states. ♪ >> san francisco is one of those incredible cities in the world. i would rather be around trees, than like flat land, you know what i am saying? >> the fact that it is separate places it gives a lot of space for the amount of people that is here. i really appreciate that. ♪ >> san francisco, what is not to love? >> a blessing with the space and a blessing being here and everyone else being here on public land and sharing this music and vibration together and we are grateful for the city and the park and rec for making it happen.
>> we are keeping it cleaned by picking up, everything that we need help with, we can't do it without your help. >> it is amazing for san francisco and the music scene. this is a job creator and they hire over 3400 people. we bring in 50 to 60 restaurant and winerries. >> it is crazy. and it never stops. ♪ >> i only came to see stevie wonder. i just got a ticket. i am so excited. we are so blessed out right now. >> it is amazing, i came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much energy. >> hey, you are beautiful. and i love you. >> why?
because... it is definitely a lot more fun than being inside. >> so far we have had zero problems. it is a long-step process, a lot of thinking and people involved. so we think that we got rid of all of the problems that could happen. they are doing it, and we are doing it and everybody is doing the best that they can. >> it is a wonderful out reach >> come. >> it is beautiful. ♪ >> roll call. >> commissioner bonita and lev are on their way. >> i will make an announcement for those in the audience that item 11, the outside music festival permit will not be on the agenda. we will put that off, make
sure it is properly posted. with that let us proceed. >> just a reminder to everyone. if you can please turn off any electronic sounding devices. on public comment. general public is item number four. it is again item number 12. so general public comment. you can comment on any items on calendar, but if it is not on calendar we ask you comment under those items. each person will have three minutes under public comment. we ask in order to allow ample time for all there is not a conversation going back and forth. to have your public comment and the commission can ask to answer questions afterwards. with that we are on item 2, the president's report.
>> thank you. there are a couple items i want to announce and go over. one, we have had a couple ground breakings and completed projects. i want to congratulate the staff. go out and see a first-class facility. they restored a clubhouse and to make sure it got properly treated. we had a great ground breaking of the boedecker park in the tenderloin. i want to thank the commissioner that. is a true public partnership with the land and sponsors and the state, thank you. to the tune of about $4 million. that is terrific. we will look forward to that project moving forward.
speaking of the trust for public land i'm proudly stealing the thunder of part of the general manager's report but last week, for those of you know, the trust republic land is one of the largest philanthropic entities in the country participating in open space, the development of open space areas around the country. they conducted a survey of the largest cities in the country. if my eyesight serves me well, they have a program called park score. and that is basically where -- this writing is way too small. but they assess the park systems in the largest systems in the country and give them a score based on the condition, proximity, size and scope of recreation and park facilities. san francisco, i am proud to say, came in number one
as the best park system in the country. everybody should take credit with that. they presented the mayor and me with an etched park bench, the mayor has in his office, and will have it sitting there just to tell everybody how proud he is of us having the best parks system in the country. that leads me to another congratulatory note, prop b. everybody -- again, everybody. from the mayor to the trust republic land to the board of supervisors, all 11 members to the san francisco port alliance, volunteers and staff, a hearty congratulations. let me inform you of numbers, just to reinforce this. there were seven down ticket ballot measures on the ballot, prop a through
g. the park bond received more votes than any of those on the ballot. this demonstrates what we know every time we meet here. everybody loves their parks and has an opinion about them in san francisco and oftentimes never hesitate to let us know what those opinions are. we welcome those opinions. they proved it by turning out 300,000 votes. the bond measure almost received almost 72%, yes. that is up from 2008. 71.33. it is up 71.99. if there were a valid test about how we are doing with our parking system, we increase the number of people supporting what we are doing here. so i want to send to the
staff a real congratulations. i know how hard everybody is working under increasingly difficult circumstances. financially and economically. so to get more votes and more enthusiastic support for what we are doing is very heart ening. [applause] >> yes. finally we were at a presentation at harding. the swap cup will be coming back. a congratulatory note to the staff. that is a major event with the p.g.a. we appreciate their participation. that concludes my report. >> is there public comment under the president's report? being none, public comment is closed. we are on item number
three, the general manager's report. >> good morning, commissioners. thank you, mr. president. it's been a good couple weeks for parks. even moving back to the incredible events we had with the skateboarders, game four of the world series followed by a parade that welcomed hundreds of thousands of people to the civic center area to proposition b to the ground breaking of boedecker park yesterday. it's been an extraordinary week. yes the beloved bench, our version of the stanley cup, and it will move around from location to location and will end up in the mayor's office in 200 for a with while. the best qualitative stat
about the urban park score that ended up the best in the country is 96% of san franciscans live within a ten-minute walk of a park. think about that. there is no other city in the country that can claim that. we are very proud. that is an honor which celebrates the city's commitment to parks but also the incredible wisdom and vision of our -- those who have come before us in building a parks system so there is a lot to be proud about. a few short announcements looking forward. this friday we are able to celebrate the grand reopening of the sunset recreation center. friday november 16th at 6:00. it will reopen after a $14
million renovation. this was made possible through the 2008 clean and safe neighborhoods fund program. it is another example how our bond dollars are working to make park and recreation dollars better across the city. i was able to take an advance tour of the nearly complete site last week. it is going to amaze. it is really, really spectacular. tomorrow you can get a head start on thanksgiving at the turkey cook-off. a no recipes barred competition between youth and staff of each of the centers. this is one of the best and certainly most tasty events. you get to join the fun. anybody who wants to come can judge the award for best turkey, best side dish and best dessert. the best get started at
7:00 at potrero hill rec center. bring your appetite and your baggy tents. tree lighting. celebrate the season at the annual holiday tree lighting at the lodge in golden gate park thursday december 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring free carnival rides, arts and crafts, cookies and live visit from santa. visit sfrec.org. this is one of our four family friendly events we have throughout the year that includes scare grove, which we just successfully hosted in stern grove over halloween. extravaganza, a spring festival in golden gate park and play day on the green, which last summer was a summer event that we hosted here at civic center.
one final kudos were recognition before moving on to our -- this month's video. last night i had the great honor of attending at sunny side conservatory the outdoor educator's graduation ceremony. this is the first graduation ceremony for this program. it is a program that was convened by an organization called the foundation for youth investment. a partner of ours focused on getting kids outside. this is an indepth ten-week instructor training program for young urban adults who demonstrate high interest and aptitude for the outdoors. this focuses on competencies, leadership skills and pathways for a career in the outdoor educat